Greece – Chrysanthos, the great Pontic singer and the last major singer of his generation died March 31 in Thessaloniki.
The Pontic Greeks were the Asia Minor refugees from around the Black Sea. Their intense, odd-metered spike-fiddle-driven dance music is identical to that of the Laz, and other people who still live in the north of Turkey.
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.